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Poster: UncleBruce Date: Apr 14, 2009 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

I know a lot has already been said but I believe you cannot listen to the dead without comparing them to the grateful, it is automatic and impossible not, to which is why it's tough to listen to.

They sometimes at there best are like a larger 747 burning down the runway but never lifting off the ground and soaring.

Bobby's habit of speaking lyrics? enough already.

I also think it sort of cheapens the whole deal when they play dark star all the time or create these set lists that are a "best of" concert. A good part of shows was the lame or simple songs tucked in here or there that made the good ones shine even more. Plus the whole caution, caboose, eleven stuff also seems to cheapen the originals or at least the breakouts are $ motivated to keep interest.

It seems like it's a somewhat calculated marketing machine of our favs.

they aren't terrible just feels like like they are trying to squeeze dry the magic a little in order to make cash.

they do have some nice jams (leaderless ones) and I will listen out of curiosity from time to time.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 14, 2009 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

"I know a lot has already been said but I believe you cannot listen to the dead without comparing them to the grateful, it is automatic and impossible not, to which is why it's tough to listen to.

they do have some nice jams (leaderless ones) and I will listen out of curiosity from time to time. "


You know what?? That about PERFECTLY sums it up for me! Very nicely said and extremely accurate thought imho.

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Poster: sunmonster Date: Apr 14, 2009 5:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

Somehow, this post reminds me of when I saw Billy and Brent's Band in '84 or '85 (Kokomo?) - (at the Ritz in NYC in case anyone's keeping score).

They played Dark Star, and I remember thinking, "OK, they're playing Dark Star...but... this isn't really the Grateful Dead playing Dark Star, it's Billy, Brent, and two guys I don't really know. But man it would be cool if it were the Dead playing Dark Star..."

But for what it was worth, I enjoyed the show and had a good time.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Apr 14, 2009 5:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

here's the leader of the band at work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbwxD5sVSRY&;feature=related this tunes for you>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0J77CRMeTA

This post was modified by whirlwind dreamer 65-95 on 2009-04-15 00:59:12